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Sep 21, 2011 09:27 AM

Wine pairing for Mediterranean veggie appetizers?

I need wine pairing suggestions for dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), hummus and baba ganoush. They're pretty tasty but a Tablas Creek grenache blanc I brought recently really didn't work that well.

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    1. How about a Greek white?

      I had the 2009 Domaine Katsaros Chardonnay, Krania, recently with a Greek meal in Las Vegas and it was very nice.

      1. Bandol blanc or Bandol rose is what I'm thinking.

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        1. re: Brad Ballinger

          Thinking maybe Bandol is a little rich for these mezes. Greek native whites--assyrtiko, saviatano, roditis, but maybe not moschofilero--might make for a racier, more cleansing match.

          1. re: bob96

            Greeks are probably a great idea but not available in the city where I normally shop.

            1. re: bob96

              Bandol blanc too rich???

              Steve, what about Chateau Musar blanc?

              1. re: Brad Ballinger

                I think Musar is hard to find even in the Bay area. I need more conventional choices.

          2. How about a very dry sparkling wine?

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            1. re: budnball

              This does seem to be a good opportunity to open a bottle of Cava.

            2. Yes, Steve, I don't think Tablas Creek Grenache Blanc would be the best match for that. I agree with the suggestions of a Greek White -- Assyrtiko probably -- or a dry sparkling wine would be better choices. Moschofilero would be good, too. I've had it with those mezedes.